When they named a roller coaster at Six Flags America Joker’s Jinx, they didn’t know they were foreshadowing towards some unfortunate incidents. Twenty four people were left stuck in the ride 100 feet above the ground for four hours on Thursday evening. A very similar incident had happened with the same ride in August 2014, when 24 passengers were stuck in it for five hours.
The incident on Thursday took place in Six Flags America at Largo, Maryland. Prince George’s County Fire Department got a call about the situation at 5.30pm. They immediately dispatched a rescue team consisting of 50 firefighters to the scene.
Starting with the young children, they brought down all the riders to the ground safely in 3 hours 50 minutes. All of them underwent medical tests on getting down. None of them were found suffering injury or trauma of any kind. The passengers seemed in a relatively pleasant spirit, and not distressed, despite the situation.
In their official statement about the incident, Six Flags America said, “Joker’s Jinx did not complete its regular ride cycle, causing it to stop at a safe location on the track. The safety of our guests is our highest priority and the ride will be closed for a thorough inspection before reopening.